Consumer Reports: The "Dirty Dozen" Dietary Supplements

Consumer Reports' September 2010 issue features an article entitled “Dangerous Supplements”. This CR article includes testimonials of adulterated products, 12 supplements to avoid, 12 supplements...
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Top 5 Supplements For After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Every year Swanson Health Products sponsors the Fargo Marathon’s Health & Fitness Expo. It’s an exciting, energizing, and uplifting event with runners and walkers from all over the world. During the...
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Another Weight Loss Challenge: Obesogens (Chemical Weight Loss Saboteurs)

Oh no—not another obstacle to achieving any kind of normal weight! As if dieting weren’t hard enough already, chemical agents known as obesogens are now said to be thwarting those efforts, too. Here’s...
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Calcium Supplements & Heart Health: Is There Really a Connection?

If you've watched the news or read the headlines over the past few days, I’m sure you have heard of the recent study on the possible risks of calcium supplements, specifically relating to heart...
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Bike MS: Ride *Into* The Wind

Since these Swanson Health Products health blogs are supposed to be about natural health and nutrition, supplement information, wellness anecdotes, etc., I can sum up my health and wellness by saying...
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How to Eat Like a Cyclist (or any endurance athlete)

I woke up ridiculously early all weekend. For once, I was happy about that because it meant I was awake to watch the end of the Tour de France. It’s anticlimactic the way you know who the winner...
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Healthy Zucchini Bread Recipe

I promised you a healthy zucchini bread recipe didn't I? I think the best ingredients are raw and fresh fruits and vegetables. An abundance of zucchini, green beans, snap peas, potatoes, and carrots...
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The Food Industry’s Three Point Compass: Sugar, Fat and Salt

The End of Overeating – Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite” is a scathing exposé of the commercial food industry researched and written by Dr. David Kessler, the former head of the...
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Natural Repellent: Safe for You and Your Pets

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love having the beautiful Sheyenne River run through my backyard. Yet, due to our flooding history and being linked with a water diversion we have days with zero...
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Banana Nut Bread Recipe: Great Source of Summer Energy

Summer is bliss. It also means busy weekends, weddings and endless activities. As banana lovers in our house we always purchase them in large quantities being that we love them. But, summer is...
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Histamine Intolerance and Food Allergies

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Janice Joneja, Ph.D, RD, for some health videos on iHealthTube.com regarding food allergies and histamine intolerance. Dr. Joneja is a nutritionist and the...
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Ashwagandha: The History and Benefits of this Herbal Adaptogen

Ashwagandha is one of the central herbs in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system native to India. It's been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine to target everything from the negative...
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